Spar UK has taken its number of forecourts beyond 500 after securing a deal with Total UK to run seven stores. The company already operates 38 stores on Total UK forecourts and the latest deal is expected to add a further £6.5m of retail sales to Spar UK. A further two stores are also yet to be confirmed.

The new stores will be supplied by Spar wholesalers James Hall & Co and Capper & Co with conversions completed by November.

The stores would have a particular focus on fresh food and food to go, said Spar UK.